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Ronald Koeman, Sergio Ramos to Roberto Carlos - Which defender has scored the most goals in club football?

8:38 AM IST 25/07/21
Ronald Koeman, Sergio Ramos, Roberto Carlos
Sergio Ramos is the highest goalscoring defender among active footballers...

Conventionally, defenders are not known to score goals and headline in a team's triumph as their primary job is to protect their goal rather than go up and score them.

Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos is the highest-scoring defender among active players and is the only active defender to feature among the top 10 highest goalscoring defenders of all-time.

Current FC Barcelona coach and club legend Ronaldo Koeman is the highest goalscoring defender of all time with a massive 239 goals to his name in club football. 

  • Paul Breitner

    #1 Paul Breitner

    Goals: 103

    Matches: 484

    Clubs: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Eintracht Braunschweig

  • marcus tulio tanaka

    #2 Marcus Tulio Tanaka

    Goals: 125

    Matches: 590

    Clubs: Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Mito HollyHock, Urawa Red Diamonds, Nagoya Grampus, Kyoto Sanga FC

  • Brian Deane, Sheffield United, Steve Bruce, Man Utd

    #3 Steve Bruce

    Goals: 113

    Matches: 926

    Clubs: Gillingham, Norwich City, Manchester United, Birmingham City, Sheffield United

  • Sergio Ramos Real Madrid

    #4 Sergio Ramos

    Goals: 106

    Matches: 534

    Clubs: Sevilla, Real Madrid

  • Roberto Carlos Real Madrid

    #5 Roberto Carlos

    Goals: 117

    Matches: 593

    Clubs: Uniao Sao Joao, Palmeiras, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, Corinthians, Anzi Makhachkala, Delhi Dynamos.

  • Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander

    #6 Graham Alexander

    Goals: 130

    Matches:833

    Clubs: Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Preston North End, Burnley.

  • Laurent Blanc Barcelona Barça Barcelone

    #7 Laurent Blanc

    Goals: 137

    Matches: 602

    Clubs: Montpellier, Napoli, Nimes, Saint-Etienne, Auxerre, FC Barcelona, Marseille, Inter Milan, Manchester United

  • HD Fernando Hierro Real Madrid

    #8 Fernando Hierro

    Goals: 134

    Matches: 545

    Clubs: Real Valladolid, Real Madrid, Al Rayyan, Bolton Wanderers

  • Daniel Passarella

    #9 Daniel Passarella

    Goals: 153

    Matches: 451

    Clubs: River Plate, Fiorentina, Inter Milan

  • Michael Laudrup Ronald Koeman

    #10 Ronald Koeman

    Goals: 239

    Matches: 535

    Clubs: Groningen, Ajax, PSV, FC Barcelona, Feyenoord.